Food Prices – business as usual means we’re in for a shock

11 January, 2011 by (comments)

We recommend you read The Great Food Price Crisis of 2011, an article by Lester R Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute. Brown unpicks the causes of recent food price rises and looks at what could lie ahead in the not-too-distant future. “The current surge in world grain and soybean prices, and in food prices more broadly, isRead More …

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Danger zone for world food prices?

5 January, 2011 by (comments)

World food prices could be rising towards the dangerously high levels experienced during the food price crisis of 2008, The Guardian newspaper reports today. In December 2010, the UN food price inflation index saw the biggest jump since records began in 1990, driven by soaring prices for sugar, grain and oilseed.

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CIAT’s new annual report – out now

19 March, 2010 by (comments)

We’re very pleased to announce that CIAT’s annual report 2009 is now available. An Eco-Efficiency Imperative for Tropical Agriculture elaborates CIAT’s commitment to sustainable, scientific solutions to hunger, as well as taking a closer look at some of the Center’s success stories from last year. You can view the online “flippable” version by clicking on either the link orRead More …

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Congo guinea pig count keeps rising

17 February, 2010 by (comments)

Mainstream international media interest in CIAT’s work to improve guinea pig production in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo continues today. The BBC’s Spanish language site BBC Mundo gives a great write up of the news report, originally posted on the CIAT blog on Monday. The story has now been published over 140 times worldwide in the last 24 hours.Read More …

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Jarvis quoted in The Guardian

14 October, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT’s Andy Jarvis is quoted in the UK newspaper The Guardian. Andy’s comments appear in the article How will the world feed itself in 40 years’ time?, which takes a look at the predictions for global population growth and climate change, and the implications for food security. While parts of the article make for fairly grim reading, it alsoRead More …

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Agriculture R&D needs strong support

7 September, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT has welcomed a recent article in the journal Science, which calls for more funding for agricultural research to protect against food shortages and price hikes. The article notes that agricultural productivity and grain yields have been falling in recent years, and that without the right investment, this could have “profound implications for food price trends in the future.”Read More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Asia @en, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions